Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fight Club.

Did you just use the word "sofa?" Bitch?
Fight Club, 1999. Directed by David Fincher. Written by Chuck Palahniuk (novel), Jim Uhls (screenplay). starring: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter.

"An office employee and a soap salesman build a global organization to help vent male aggression." (IMDB).

There really is a lot to be said about this film, but either my cognitive reasoning skills have frozen, permanently, with the rest of The North Country, or I'm a little . . . hesitant to open up an ideological can of worms in discussing what the story lays out about the "Ikea Generation" and masculinity. I dug it fine, that's all I'll say.

1. I liked the way it looked and I loved 100% of the lines spoken; it was witty and, I don't know, grimy at the same time. Kind of like the other side of town where Se7en was happening but with less rain.

2. Brad Pitt does nothing for me, normally, but for some reason, Tyler Durden does quite a bit.

3. One of my favorite things about this is how HBC (Marla) is always falling off the bed. The yellow rubber gloves, "Who are you talking to?" "SHUT UP!" --I giggle every time. EVERY time. Most of the things I like best about this film are not nice or correct at all, but sometimes inappropriate bluntness is really refreshing. Marla was a fun character because of this.


Donald said...

I like this movie a lot, but only when taken as a farce or screwball comedy. I don't think it has anything meaningful to say about the human condition or about manhood in general. But it's very funny and very well done.

Anna said...

when i was in school there was an article assigned that dealt specifically with the 2 second shot of the dildo on Marla's dresser.
i can't remember anything about the article, only that I thought DAMN, THERE WAS A DILDO IN THIS? AND I MISSED IT?